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National Christmas Tree Music Program

A lit Christmas tree before the White House South Lawn.

The National Christmas Tree and the White House, 2013.

NPS / A. Garrison

National Christmas Tree Music Program

The 2014 National Christmas Tree Music Program will begin with performances on Wednesday, December 10 and continue through Monday, December 22, 2014.

Application Process

President's Park will accept applications beginning Wednesday September 17, 2014 through Wednesday, October 01, 2014. Faxes or e-mails received by 12 midnight (EST) of the closing date will be considered for selection.

2014 National Christmas Tree Music Program Application

Selection Process

Due to the popularity of the music program, each group will be limited to one performance. It is important to prioritize the three possible dates you wish to perform. Your application will be placed in a first-choice date category along with other first-choice date applicants. One member of the committee will then randomly select the performers for that particular date. If not selected, your application will be placed with second-choice date applicants and so forth on to the third-choice date group. If not selected at all, your application will be placed on a waiting list in the event that a group is unable to perform. Each group is permitted to submit one application.

It is important to note that only applications that are completely filled out will be considered. If you applied in previous years please do not submit a past application. All groups interested in performing should submit the 2014 application.

Within three weeks of the closing date of the application process, the Music Program Coordinator will contact each group about selections and scheduling.


If you have questions about the application process or would like to know more about the National Christmas Tree Music Program please contact the Music Program Coordinator.

Did You Know?

White's Lot, 1865

During the American Civil War, the grounds of the Ellipse and incomplete Washington Monument were used as corrals for horses, mules, and cattle, also camp sites for Union Troops.